Shrimp Tales

  • Chef Advocate Highlight: James Aptakin

    JAMES APTAKIN LAYERS OF FLAVOR If there had been a Junior Master Chef Competition when James Aptakin was ten-years-old, there is no question that he would have won the big prize. Baking shortbread and jam cookies at the age of eight and making complete dinners for family and friends by 5th grade, James was on...

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  • ASPA Member Feature: Gulf Island Shrimp & Seafood, LLC

    Gulf Island Shrimp in Dulac, Louisiana, is comprised of two plants — Scottco and SeaTang — located right across the bayou from each other in Terrebonne Parish. In the shrimp industry, many processors come from a multi-generation, hands-on background, but that isn’t the case for Gulf Island. Although not a family-owned operation, that has never...

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  • How Railroads and Ice Transformed the Shrimp Industry

    First through train from Houston, Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana, upon the opening of Morgan’s Louisiana and Texas Railroad (1880)   In our day and age, we often don’t appreciate how easy it is to access the superior taste of wild-caught, American shrimp. From the aisles of our local grocery stores to docks populated by...

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  • Turn Any Meal into a New Orleans Party with These Shrimp Gumbo Recipes [with Videos]!

    Wild-Caught Shrimp Gumbo   New Orleans is known as one of the liveliest places in the country any time of year, so why not bring the heat of a Mardi Gras-style party to your next meal by cooking up one of the city’s signature dishes? Shrimp gumbo! Shrimp gumbo mixes the premium quality and taste...

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  • Why You Should Always Save Your Shrimp Shells and Tails

    Shrimp Stew   When you’re peeling premium, wild-caught shrimp for your next meal and end up with a bowl full of shrimp shells, the first thing you probably think of is to throw them away as soon as you can. After all, they’re just a layer keeping you from the mouthwatering flavor inside, right? Wrong!...

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  • Recipe: Gulf Snapper and Confetti Shrimp

    GULF SNAPPER AND CONFETTI SHRIMP RECIPE BY: WILD AMERICAN SHRIMP® CHEF ADVOCATE, MONTE SHEFFIELD  Ingredients 4          Snapper fillets, skin off ½        Lb. medium, peeled and deveined Wild American Shrimp ¼        Cup olive oil 3          Cloves of garlic ½      ...

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